06 11 11 - 07:15Filtering through this immensely biased definition from our favorite non-encyclopedia group blog:
In particularism, the decisive factor of politics becomes religious and ethnic identity and the interests of the communities defined by these bonds instead of the ideas and values of political pluralism with its emphasis on universal rights, separation of religion and the government and an ethic of religious and ethnic tolerance. - Wikipedophilia
As usual, the Reds (why do we call them anything else? Socialists, Democrats, anarchists, Communists, and left-libertarians are all the same, just a matter of degree) cannot resist setting up the false dichotomies of tolerance and rights, and for this reason the above definition seems flawed. However, the point is well construed that pluralism is designed to include everyone and expand as rapidly as possible, where particularism is designed to ...well, design societies based on what people have in common. Pluralism will always require some kind of strict gate-master, and particularism will not.